Why Netflix Is Losing 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' and Other High-Profile Movies

It's among the high-profile movies disappearing from the line-up in September.

Netflix said Sunday that the second Hunger Games movie, along with other high-profile flicks such as "World War Z" and "Transformers: Age of Extinction," will expire at the end of September on its U.S. service.

Why? Because, Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos explained in a blog post, the company has decided not to renew its agreement in the U.S. with the cable network Epix.

"While many of these movies are popular, they are also widely available on cable and other subscription platforms at the same time as they are on Netflix and subject to the same drawn out licensing periods," Sarandos said. "Through our original films and some innovative licensing arrangements with the movie studios, we are aiming to build a better movie experience for you."

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